Syrian- Russian talks on expanding economic cooperation

Damascus, SANA-Session of official talks between Syria and Russia was held on Tuesday at the Cabinet building.

The talks were headed by Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam of the Syrian side, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov of the Russia side.

Expanding areas of joint cooperation and following up on the implementation signed agreements were discussed during the session, and laying the appropriate groundwork in preparation for the 13th session of the Syrian-Russian Joint Committee for Trade, Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation, as well as overcoming the difficulties encountered in joint action and finding solutions to them.

The talks also included economic, trade, industrial, agriculture, investment, customs, energy, maritime transport, railways, communications, digital technologies, medical products and medicines cooperation, in addition to facilitating the arrival of Russian goods to the Syrian market and providing the appropriate environment to establish development and economic projects which contribute to supporting the Syrian economy.

Borisov affirmed that his country will continue supporting Syria in all fields, particularly reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure in energy and electricity fields, and raising their production capacities.

For his part, Minister Azzam underlined that the Syrian government works to strengthen strategic cooperation with the Russia and exert maximum efforts to implement bilateral agreements and joint vital projects, in addition to expanding economic cooperation, increasing trade exchange and encouraging mutual investment.

Bushra Dabin /Shaza Quriema

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